clozapine

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noun clo·za·pine \ˈklō-zə-ˌpēn\

Definition of clozapine

  1. :  an antipsychotic drug C18H19ClN4 used in the treatment of schizophrenia

Origin and Etymology of clozapine

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + -zapine, alteration of -azepine (as in benzodiazepine)


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clozapine

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noun clo·za·pine \ˈklō-zə-ˌpēn\

Medical Definition of clozapine

  1. :  an antipsychotic drug C18H19ClN4 with serious side effects (as seizures and agranulocytosis) that is used in the management of schizophrenia Clozapine is marketed under the trademark Clozaril.


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